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Promoting Psychological Wellbeing GradCert

Promoting Psychological Wellbeing GradCert
This course offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to develop your skills in evidence based low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental health problems and to gain the accreditation you need to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

The Postgraduate Certificate Primary Care Mental Health Practice and Graduate Certificate Promoting Psychological Wellbeing are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) on behalf of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) National Programme. It is nationally recognised for its high quality training provision and highly skilled teaching team in the field of Low Intensity CBT interventions.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

GradCert

Ancillary Award:

Post-Registration

Level:

Undergraduate

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Part-time: One year

School:

School of Health

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

September 2013

Entry Requirements:
All students on this programme must be in a position to work with clients in a primary care mental health social care setting and must produce written support from their employers to do this.

Students must have evidence of recent Level 5 study from a recognised institute of higher education for postgraduate study and level for graduate study. All students must be able to complete the 45 days training.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The course provides you with a thorough grounding in the theory, evidence base and practice of low-intensity psychological therapy for common mental health problems. You will develop your competence in psychological clinical assessment and low-intensity CBT interventions, including behavioural activation, exposure and habituation, panic management, cognitive restructuring, sleep management, problem solving and medication concordance. The course is heavily focused upon the development of clinical skills in the IAPT approved clinical methods.

Most mental health problems are managed in primary care. Improving access to services which can effectively treat people experiencing common mental health problems will have a major impact on the health and wellbeing of the population. Primary care is now the cornerstone of the NHS and needs to be able to meet the growing demands placed upon it. By offering practitioners the opportunity to develop and enhance skills in low intensity interventions and guided self-help for common mental health problems this course hopes to support a work force that can effectively meet the changing needs in primary mental healthcare.

Students will critically examine the history and development of primary care services and the impact that this has had on the developing culture of services and the roles and responsibilities of individuals in contemporary primary care mental health practice. You will also be introduced to concepts of mental health philosophies, models and frameworks for safe and competent mental health care. Collaborative skills in engagement, patient-centred interviewing, problem formulation, goal setting, clinical implementation and routine measurement, the promotion of medication concordance, co-ordination and referral will provide the focus of the course.

Course at a glance

The course addresses key issues in current thinking around primary mental health care provision. Topics include:

  • Culture and processes in primary care
  • The nature and functions of organisations
  • Networking with providers of mental health services
  • Mental health promotion and education
  • Strategies for effective organisational development and change
  • Disseminating effective practice
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Equality and diversity
  • Pharmaceutical interventions
  • Cognitive behavioural formulations
  • Cognitive behavioural self-help tools
  • Suitability for self-help and referral pathways
  • Assessment approaches
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Return to work strategies.

Year 1

  • Culture and Processes in Primary Care Mental Health (C)
  • Guided Self Help for Anxiety and Depression (C) (Double Module)

(C) = Compulsory

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The course is offered at the University of Central Lancashire with practice-based support and supervision in your clinical locality. The course involves workshops, lectures and role plays and students are encouraged to critically reflect upon their practice. This is supported by the use of video taped exercises.

A range of assessments are used within the programme including essays, video analysis and reflective essays, case formulation and practice documents.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

This course is designed to offer an undergraduate route to the role of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative.

Accredited by The British Psychological Society.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range on businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

UCLan’s Academic Development and Employability team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

Testimonials

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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the School of Health. For further information including the availability of bursaries/scholarships or student financial support please view our Fees and Finance pages. TBC

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

UCAS

UCAS Code:

Short Form of Course:

Institution Code Name: CLANC

Institution Code: C30

Campus Site: U

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

School of Health

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE,

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk